Our accessibility consultants work with design and construction teams to ensure that facilities are compliant with the architectural accessibility requirements of applicable laws and codes. But once the building is operational, and management and maintenance is turned over to an entity not involved in the design and construction process, unintentional violations of accessibility requirements often crop up post occupancy.
It’s not uncommon for litigation to result from observations of violations made by testers that are caused by unknowing operations and maintenance staff.
Once a facility is complaint with accessible design and construction requirements, it must remain so for its life, so it’s important for everyone to understand how to maintain compliance.
Here are some of the more common violations of accessibility requirements that occur post occupancy: (more…)